mister monday giveaway

Monday, March 1, 2010 |

I joined the Garth Nix mini-challenge hosted by Andrea of The Little Bookworm back in autumn of 2009. I’ve been anticipating Lord Sunday, the final entry in the seven book ‘Keys to the Kingdom’ series, for a couple of years now. The challenge seemed like the perfect way to get excited for a new installment. But I’ve been lazy, and the reading hasn’t happened. So! To jumpstart a little Garth Nix love, I’m going to give away three copies of the first book in the series – Mister Monday.

Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world -- where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets.

This series is full of action and adventure and mystery, and one of my favorite literary characters of all time, Suzy Turquoise Blue, makes her entrance in the pages of Mister Monday.


If you’d like to win one of three paperback copies, just follow the directions below!

To enter:

Leave a comment on this post answering the question, “Who is your favorite literary character?”

Please include your email address or another method of contact. Giveaway is open internationally. Comments will close on March 19 at 11:59pm EST, and I will notify the randomly selected winner via email.

Good luck!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Coool contest. Sounds scary!
(not an entry)

The Cozy Mystery Journal said...

I'm not entering since I have this book already, but I have to say I love this series. I'm super excited for Lord Sunday!!!

sRy_ said...

I never thought about it, but I can call Holmes solve the riddle! I like the characters that fight for their ideals, like V in "V for Vendetta" for example.
thanks for make it international :)
contact on my blog:

Ginny Larsen said...

yikes, that's actually a hard question... from which book?
hehe--well, i've always liked Samwise Gamgee from LOTR, but i'd have to mention Lizzie from P&P and oh gosh... too many to list.

larsenvt (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Chasen said...

Arthur Dent. HGTTG

donnas said...

Sherlock Holmes.

fredamans said...

I have so many faves, but I guess I would promote drizzt do'urden from The Sword of Shannarah series.


Lenore Appelhans said...

Does Garth Nix have a dystopian novel too? I thought he did, but I'm not sure.

theduckthief said...

Asking me to choose is so cruel because the more books I read, the more my choice changes.

For now I'm going to have to go with Anne Elliot from "Persuasion". When I first read the book I wondered how she could possibly develop as a character because she was so introverted, so shy. But as time went on she revealed this inner strength, trying her best to appease others, even though it's what caused her heartbreak, appeasing Lady Russell by giving up Wentworth.

The fact that she got her much-deserved ending is the icing on the cake.


Kristen M. said...

ONE of my favorite literary characters is Thursday Next from The Eyre Affair. I could list so many more!

webereading AT gmailDOTcom

Llehn said...

Do graphic novels count? If so, I love Neil Gaiman's The Sandman because he is so emo and is a great fodder for angst :D


justpeachy36 said...


Please enter me in the giveaway.

Jenny said...

I've never heard of this series but it sounds so great! I'd love to be entered. My favorite literary character (one of them at least) is Belize in Tony Kushner's Angels in America. bastet57 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to start this series! Awesome contest.

My fav? Ok I love Vlad Tod in the Chronicles of Vlad series. I'm sure there's others, but right now he is my favorite. I've watched him grow up in the series so I have a soft spot for him.

foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

This sounds like a GREAT book! I love that cover too!

Who is my favorite literary character? I think I am going to have to go with Jimmy the Hand from Raymond Fiest's books. This character really grows through the books. Even though his is a thief, very talented one at that, boy. Who helps the kings brother (who is valued as much as the king himself) and earns his way into their protection and family. Then works his way to become the advisor to the King (the future children become). He is an amazing character - good at what he does and very great personality.


Sue said...

Elizabeth Bennett. My oldest son would love this! Thank you for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Katrina said...

probably gandalf from lotr

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Brodie said...

Oooh, great giveaway! I would love to read this book. My favourite literary character - tough question! I have so many. I think I'll have to choose one from my great list of Harry Potter favourites - Neville Longbottom.

I love the transformation he made from bumbling, forgetful, clumsy boy to a badass wizard, complete with battle scars and a seriously cool tale of "I cut the head off the snake' to recount to his grandkids ;)


Ryan said...

Vanyel Ashkevron from The Last Herald Mage trilogy by Mercedes Lackey would have to be number 1.

Would love to enter the contest, and thanks!


Cherry said...

“Who is your favorite literary character?”

- My favourite changes according to the season, my mood, phases of the moon, time of day, current number one song, etc.... currently it might be.... Gandalf from LoTR... no! the elf! mmmm.... Zhadist the Dark Hunter... wait he's not DH, that's Zarek... do I have to??!!

mischivusfairy-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

Cherry said...

Re-posted your contest at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/03/win-mister-monday-at-adventures-of.html

Twitted about it at: http://twitter.com/cherrymischivus/status/10217299944

Amanda Makepeace said...

Another book I was just perusing at the library! Picking a favorite character is not an easy task. At the moment my favorite is Auralia from the Auralia Thread series by Jeffrey Overstreet.

Thanks for the contest. :D


justpeachy36 said...


Please enter me in the giveaway.

My favorite would have be Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice.

Lindsay Frost said...

I would LOVE to win this!
Thankyou! :D:D:D



EVA SB said...

My favourite literary character, and the character I would choose to be, is Thursday Next from Jasper Fforde's series.

She is not particularly gorgeous or super-strong but she is a nice person and good at what she does.


Bookie said...

My favorite literary character is Harry from the Dresden files.


Thanks for the giveaway!

Sheere said...

I have so many! It depends on my mood.. I think, but one of my favourites is Hermione from HP and Peeta from The Hunger Games, sweet boy =)


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